Easy to use towing chart for all makes of cars with some of the caravans they can tow

Towing Capacities

When towing a trailer great care should be taken and more responsibility accepted. Remember Safety first! Accidents involving trailers are much worse with greater consequences than without a trailer. Your vehicle is longer and heavier and all your load is anchored to your vehicle at one small point. Like an airline pilot you must regularly check the condition of your trailer and linkage to make sure that you arrive safely and with everything that you had at the start of your journey.

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Volkswagen  Sharan

MakeModelYearKerb weight (Kg)85% (Kg)Towing Capacity (Kg)Towing Capacity (Lbs)Caravans Within Capacity
VolkswagenSharan 1.8 T200416681417.819004188Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.8 T200517021446.719004188Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.8 Turbo200616681417.819004188Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.8 Turbo200716681417.810002204Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.8 Turbo200916681417.819004188Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.8 Turbo Trendline200716681417.819004188Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.8 Turbo Trendline200816681417.819004188Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDI200517061450.120004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDI200617051449.2520044417Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDi200717371476.4510002204Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDI 4Motion200413771170.4520044417Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDI 4Motion200518071535.9520004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDI 4Motion Trendline200613171119.4520004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDi 4Motion Trendline200713141116.920004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDi 4Motion Trendline200813171119.4520004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDI Special200617061450.120004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDi Special200717061450.120004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDi Special200817061450.120004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDI Trendline200616751423.7520004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDi Trendline200716751423.7520004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 1.9 TDi Trendline200817061450.120004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.020041640139418003968Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.0200516451398.2518003968Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.0 Trendline200616451398.2518003968Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.0 Trendline200716451398.2518003968Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.0 Trendline200816451398.2518003968Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.8 4Motion Comfortline200817491486.6520004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.8 Comfortline200817521489.220004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.8 V6200612041023.415003306Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.8 V6200717521489.210002204Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.8 V6 4Motion Comfortline20061161986.8520004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.8 V6 Comfortline200513301130.520004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.8 V6 Comfortline200617521489.220004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.8 V6 Comfortline200717521489.220004409Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.8 V6 Tiptronic200611841006.410002204Show Caravans
VolkswagenSharan 2.8 V6 Tiptronic200718391563.1510002204Show Caravans

Loading your trailer or caravan is critical to safe driving check your towing weights and capacity for your vehicle. Getting this wrong can cost you dearly.

You can buy towing scales which measure the total weight of your towed load to make sure that it doesn't exceed the capacity of your vehicle but equally important is to make sure that your load is spread evenly.

The following was submitted to CLIC by Ian Willis in answer to an inquiry about the 85% beginners towing rule. It was generally thought within CLIC, that Ian's words helped to clarify the situation as regards to towing in Great Britain. 85% (or even 100%) rules are not "rules" but guidelines which have no substance in law. They are designed to ensure that the outfit will be stable (all other factors being equal). Exceeding this figure, whilst not illegal in itself, COULD lead to prosecution if the driver was stopped because of (say) instability or after an accident as there is a requirement on the driver to ensure the safety of his vehicle in the Construction and Use Regulations. Usually a manufacturer will quote a tow weight which is far greater than the mass of the vehicle. Generally this is based on the total train weight (car + caravan) which can be started on a 12% gradient. Where this weight (or any other e.g. nose weight) is given as lower by the manufacturer the user ignores it at his peril. Insurance could well be void after an accident - worse, the illegal combination could cause the accident if the vehicle is unable to handle it.

The big problem we have in the UK is the traffic density, especially on Motorways, which has caravans in close proximity to both cars and large goods vehicles at speed. The vortices encountered can cause trailers to wander if not loaded correctly and matched to the towing vehicle.

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